According to Walter Gropius, the Gropius handle was made in 1922 in his private workshop in Weimar. At the time, Gropius was director of the State Bauhaus in Weimar. A first variant was used in the conversion of the Stadttheater in Jena and the Otte house in Berlin in the autumn of 1922, as well as in the interior design of the Fagus factory in Alfeld at the end of 1922. In the summer of 1923, the handle was also used in the "Am Horn Experimental House" in Weimar. For the house designed by Georg Muche for the first major Bauhaus show, the door handles and the window handles were created according to the same design principle. The Gropius or Bauhaus handle developed within short time to the most popular lever handle of the new building.
Walter Gropius, born in 1883, is one of the oldest and most famous Bauhaus designers. Gropius possibly early 20th century architecture and joined Peter Behrens' design office in 1907, as did Mies van der Rohe and Corbusier. As a freelance architect and industrial designer, Walter Gropius later designed the Gropius handle that is so well known today, which was first used by S.A. in 1923. Loevy went into production.Learn more about Walter Gropius